Most tablet manufacturers are reserving their product launches for CES next week, but Onkyo wants to beat its competition to the punch. The company has unveiled its TA117 tablet, which will ship in two versions: the TA117C1 and TA117C3. Both models run Android 2.2 Froyo, sport a 10.1-inch touchscreen with a 1024x600 resolution, and are powered by Nvidia's 1GHz Tegra 250 system-on-a-chip.
Each measures 267 x 173 x 14.8mm and features built-in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI-out, a front-mounted 1.3-megapixel camera, and a connector for an optional dock. Both iterations are practically identical, except the TA117C1 carries 512MB of DDR2 RAM with 8GB of internal storage, whereas the C3 raises that to 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.
The TA117 is reportedly set to ship in Japan on December 31 for an undisclosed price, and there's no word on global availability. For what it's worth, Akihabara reports that preorders might open tomorrow at GeekStuff4U.com, which ships internationally and accepts both euros and US dollars.